Working for NOLS

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Join the community

Join a community that emboldens people to step forward as leaders.

Working for NOLS provides you with the opportunity to collaborate with highly motivated people who have a deep commitment to our mission. We encourage personal initiative, collaboration, and professional development while striving to foster a positive atmosphere and sense of community across the school. 

You can work at NOLS in a variety of ways. Read about your options below.



Available Positions

Hone your skills while working in an administrative position at our world headquarters in Lander, Wyoming or one of our locations worldwide. Employment options include full-time and temporary/seasonal work.



Available Internships

Internships are an opportunity for you to gain valuable, real-world experience and have fun doing it. NOLS offers a variety of internships that range in length from three to six months. College credit is available.



Available Fellowships

The Fellowship Program seeks to provide a structured pathway for People of Color to become NOLS instructors.

We understand that diverse representation matters in the parks, classrooms, and wilderness that make up our community. NOLS strives to be at the forefront of initiatives designed to ensure that the faces you see and voices you hear in the backcountry better reflect our society as a whole.

Since 2011, the Fellowship Program has provided a structured pathway for People of Color to become NOLS instructors. Through a combination of one-on-one mentorship, operations training, and field experience, Fellows develop the necessary skills to begin a career with NOLS and open doors for fresh perspectives on our engagement with natural spaces.

To learn more about becoming a Fellow or how you can help NOLS promote inclusion in the outdoor industry, contact Justin Forrest Parks, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, at or 307-335-2328.



Become a NOLS Instructor

At NOLS, we look for educators who are passionate about the mission of NOLS and teaching students in remote wilderness areas and in classrooms.



NOLS as an equal opportunity employer

NOLS is committed to building a diverse community that is inclusive of people from all backgrounds. NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or veteran status. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

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